I've been trying to come up with some new & improved ways of revamping a few things in how I run my business & take care of you guys. One of the first changes that I'm making is to the Yarn Groupie Membership.
You may have noticed that a few months ago I took down the quick link to become a Yarn Groupie. (If you don't know what I'm talking about, that's ok.) The original perks to being a Yarn Groupie were centered around the Club Yumi kit releases, but since those are on hold indefinitely I've decided to change the way the program runs.
The link in the site's menu is back & I feel like the program is much easier & better than ever!
What is a Yarn Groupie Membership?
Basically, it's a way for you to encourage and support my work at YumiYarns.com by pledging a small amount of money each month towards helping me to develop more amazing knitting and crochet content for you & the rest of the fiber arts community!
I'm a mother, wife, dog parent & full-time desk jockey in addition to my design & tutorial work. (So, about as busy as everyone else.) By becoming a Yarn Groupie, you'll be making it easier for me to determine how much revenue I can count on for each month. This will make it much easier for me to create a consistent schedule to release new patterns & tutorials because I'll know how much time I can justify devoting to my business without taking away time from my family.
At YumiYarns.com I strive to provide fun & engaging knitting and crochet patterns that encourage you to fearlessly stretch your skills and imagination by providing tutorials, tips & tricks tailored to the projects. Nobody should be afraid to try something new with sticks & string, I want to be here to help each step of the way.
What's in it for you?
As a thank you for your support of $5 or more per month you will automatically receive each YumiYarns pattern in your inbox as it's released along with my eternal thanks for supporting my work. These will be sent upon the pattern's Ravelry release & you will also get the emails for the corresponding tutorials & tips that go with each pattern. So now you never have to miss a pattern or join a Knit-a-Long late in the game because you'll be first in line!
What are these funds being used for?
$300 / Month Goal
At $300 per month I'll be able to hire sample knitters for each pattern which means that I will be able to increase the amount of patterns I can create each month. Currently, I can manage about 1 pattern per month on my own but this will allow me to create 2 new patterns and the tutorial content to accompany them each month. (This means that you guys will get 2 patterns per month for $5 instead of 1!)
$1000 / Month Goal
I'm desperately in need of a new laptop to create and edit my patterns & tutorials. Hitting this goal will allow me to purchase a new one and possibly some additional new equipment for making the video and photo tutorials.
$1500 / Month Goal
At $1500 per month, I'll be able to go down to 1/2 time at my desk job which means that I'll be able to run live video tutorials and Q&A sessions 6 days per week. This also means that I'll be able to run more Knit-a-Longs and Mystery-Knit-a-Longs since I'll have the time to devote to them.
I love being hands-on in the KaLs & like to treat them like knitting classes so everyone learns new skills & enjoys their projects. This means that I invest a lot of time and energy in running them & caring for participants. As a Yarn Groupie Member, you will receive access to these KaLs as part of your membership so this will benefit you directly. Thank you so much for your help!
I hope your having a great day & happy knitting!